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pus,

thick white or yellowish fluid that forms in areas of infection such as wounds and abscesses. It is constituted of decomposed body tissue, bacteria (or other micro-organisms that cause the infection), and certain white blood cells. These white cells form one of the defense mechanisms of the body. Known as phagocytes, they rush to the area of infection and engulf the invading bacteria in a process called phagocytosis. Many white cells themselves succumb in the process and become one of the constituents of pus.

pus

[pəs]
(medicine)
A viscous, creamy, pale-yellow or yellow-green fluid produced by liquefaction necrosis in a neutrophil-rich exudate.

pus

the yellow or greenish fluid product of inflammation, composed largely of dead leucocytes, exuded plasma, and liquefied tissue cells
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The maximum stress results of the PU series surpassed those of the cross-linked PUs reported in the literature [17, 18], in which the cross-linking by MDI-2 or PDMS was responsible for the sharp increase in the maximum stress as the end group content increased.
The court adjourning the further hearing till April 9 sought a reply from the university and stayed meeting of PU senate to be held on April 1.
However, it is recognized that the etiology of PUs is complicated and excess pressure is not the only factor leading to PU formation; tissue health, medical history, lifestyle, and psychosocial factors are identified as important contributing factors to the development of PUs [26-27].
Hardness and indentation measurements were collected at 23[degrees]C and 70[degrees]C on 12 thermosetting and thermoplastic PUs, having durometer D hardness in the range of 43-65, using a 2 second and 15 second hold.
This can be quite painful but it will draw out the pus and form a 'head'.
Bacteria tend to be the cause of sudden infections like Sam's, they penetrate into the nail fold which is skin beside the nail, multiply and produce pus.
HEY, CAN WE GET A LITTLE MORE PUS OOZING OUT OF THESE WOUNDS?
The total of all Christians, therefore, is 72% pus 2.
Abscesses: areas of infection, usually containing pus surrounded by inflamed tissue.
Here we find fourteen short stories narrated by marginalized characters who speak very obtrusively about their obsessions for liquids and odors exhaled by the human body--menstrual blood, pus, semen, feces, urine, intestinal gases, and saliva or, as the title suggests, "secretions, excretions, and insanities.
Lesions fill with pus, then break down over 4-6 days and form a thick crust.